Region: Afghanistan

Kroll bolsters its investigations practice with national security expert

Kroll has hired Jordan Strauss – who until recently served in the US DOJ helping Kabul Bank in the wake of a massive fraud – as an associate managing director in its investigations practice.

07 October 2016

Work of UN's now-defunct anti-corruption unit revealed

The UN’s anti-fraud taskforce, which was disbanded in 2009 and has not been replaced, uncovered evidence of multi-million dollar embezzlement in Afghanistan and rigged airplane leasing contracts, according to documents seen by Bloomberg.

23 October 2015

Canadian gold company probed by DoJ and SEC over possible bribery in West Africa

Canadian gold-mining company Kinross Gold said on 2 October that it is being investigated by the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly paying bribes to government officials in Ghana and Mauritania.

05 October 2015

Canadian regulator considering SEC-style whistleblower programme

Canadian securities regulator the Ontario Securities Commission is considering whether to adopt an incentivised whistleblower progamme similar to the one used by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, according to reports.

24 July 2015

Romanian prime minister charged with corruption

Romania’s prime minister, Victor Ponta, was charged on 13 July with money laundering, tax evasion and fraud dating back to when he was a lawyer in 2012.

14 July 2015

Afghan MPs reject change to corruption law

A proposed amendment to Afghan law that would enable the prosecution of individuals for corruption, money laundering and embezzlement dating back as far as 2001 has been unanimously rejected by the country's parliament.

01 July 2015

SNC-Lavalin launches new attack on former executives

Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has filed a lawsuit claiming it is the victim of a multi-million dollar embezzlement and fraud orchestrated by former executives linked to foreign bribery allegations.

14 April 2015

US soldier indicted over alleged Afghan bribery

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) on 10 March brought bribery charges against former US army specialist Don Tran, 28.

13 March 2015

Former assistant US attorney joins Kobre & Kim

Vasu Muthyala has left O’Melveny & Myers to join Kobre & Kim.

19 February 2015

Swiss banks fight cooperation demands in US tax amnesty programme

Swiss banks taking part in a US-Swiss programme that would allow them to avoid US tax prosecutions in return for cooperation say the DoJ’s demands go beyond the initial demands of the amnesty.

24 October 2014

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